This bill establishes a wild trout management program in New Hampshire. The program aims to protect self-sustaining populations of wild native brook trout in state fresh water bodies that meet certain criteria. The program includes restrictions such as not stocking fresh waters, limiting the open water season, and requiring the use of single hook artificial lures and barbless hooks. The executive director of the department will prepare a list of eligible waters for the program and review it every 10 years. The first review and report are due by January 1, 2025. The bill will take effect 60 days after its passage.

The fiscal impact of the bill is uncertain. The Fish and Game Department states that the actual impact on anglers and state revenues cannot be determined until the "other criteria" for inclusion in the program are established. The department currently has a program to not stock 16 water bodies with wild brook trout. The impact on revenues could potentially range from $0 to $5,000,000 per year, and expenditures could potentially decrease from $0 to $3,000,000 per year starting in FY 2025.